The Las Vegas Raiders will play the Jacksonville Jaguars in the Hall of Fame Game on Thursday, and here are three veterans who need a solid showing.
This is an exciting offseason for the Las Vegas Raiders, who made the playoffs for only the second time since the 2001 NFL season this past year. Las Vegas navigated a roller coaster of a season both on and off the field to clinch a playoff spot, and did so with an interim head coach at the helm.
Now, the attention turns to Thursday night, when the team takes on the Jacksonville Jaguars in the Hall of Fame Game. For Las Vegas, this is the first step in their quest to return to the playoffs and make it back-to-back appearances for the first time in 20 years, and many players will need a big summer to make this roster.
Here, we look at three veterans that must do well, starting on Thursday.
Las Vegas Raiders: Veterans who need a good showing in Hall of Fame Game
Cornerback has been an issue for the Raiders for quite some time now, and this summer, there is going to be excellent competition at the position group. The hope is that Trayvon Mullen can be a legitimate CB1, and behind him, some excellent veterans are lobbying for a starting role, or to be high on the depth chart.
Rock Ya-Sin is likely to start at the other boundary corner, and Nate Hobbs is locked in as one of the better slot cornerbacks in the NFL. Amik Robertson is entering a crucial season for him, as he will have to play on the outside if he hopes to earn significant playing time, and must fend off veterans like Anthony Averett and Chris Jones to do so.